Selzer’s tax problem

By:  Diane Benjamin McLean County Board member Dave Selzer has a problem paying his property taxes.  See this previous story:  https://blnnews.com/2016/02/15/dave-selzer-tax-deadbeat/ More information has surfaced. First, there is a thriving business buying taxes for people who can’t afford to pay them: http://www.professorprofits.com/states/county.php?state=IL&county=McLean Unpaid property taxes create a serious cash-flow problem for McLean County, Illinois. To […]

More CIRA stuff

By:  Diane Benjamin TAXPAYERS own the Central Illinois Regional Airport, but you know very little about the management or financial position. See the CIRA website here:  http://www.cira.com/  (Under “City Information” – Mitsubishi is still listed) It has ZERO transparency!  There are no links to financial information, agendas, minutes of meetings, or who is on the […]

Nothing worse than lies

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington’s illustrious Mayor Renner was interviewed on WJBC yesterday.  Hear it here:  https://audioboom.com/boos/4222686-tari-renner-bloomington-mayor-2-24-16 Credit goes to Scott Laughlin for calling Renner out on the budget task force sham since all we’ve seen are massive tax and spending proposals ever since.  But, it’s only another $20,000,000.  If the population is still anywhere near […]

Bloomington Buying Awards

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday WEEK reported:  http://www.cinewsnow.com/home/Bloomington-awarded-certificate-in-financial-reporting-369985521.html Bloomington awarded certificate in financial reporting By WEEK Producer The media must think some group swoops around the country reading financial statements of local governments until they find exceptional examples of good financial reporting – then a certificate of greatness is awarded. Seriously? Bloomington bought the award! Last […]